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Journal of Immunology Archives

A new regulator of B cell development

Oct. 8, 2019—New findings establish a role for the pro-inflammatory molecule IL-33 in the early development of antibody-producing B cells.

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Novel infection fighter

Jun. 13, 2018—A drug in use clinically to help make vaccines more effective may be a powerful new tool for fighting antibiotic-resistant infections.

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Disease-fighting antibody production

Apr. 20, 2018—New research links nutrient-responsive cellular signaling to the antibody-mediated immune response.

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Predicting the infection response

Apr. 19, 2017—Vanderbilt investigators are probing the response to a bacterial toxin as a clinical assessment of immune function.

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Pathology of septic shock

Feb. 8, 2017—The signaling molecule IL-15 promotes septic shock, a life-threatening condition involving organ injury caused by infection.

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Restore T cells to fight leukemia

Sep. 14, 2016—Modulation of T cell metabolism thus may represent a new therapeutic avenue for leukemia patients.

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“Silent” B cells trigger autoimmunity

Apr. 3, 2013—Immune cells that recognize self antigens (e.g. insulin), but are functionally silent, can trigger autoimmune diseases such as diabetes.

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Target for inflammatory bowel disease

Mar. 1, 2013—The factor STAT6 appears to play a role in the pathogenesis of an inflammatory bowel disease, suggesting it may be a promising target for new treatments.

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Low oxygen could protect sick kidneys

Jun. 28, 2012—Low oxygen – and the activation of factors that respond to this situation – may be protective in chronic kidney disease.

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